Does Yaya Toure want to quit Manchester City? 'It seems to be the case', says Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini

Former City manager seems keen on reunion with Ivory Coast midfielder

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Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has indicated Yaya Toure is keen to quit the Etihad and try a different league.

There have been rumours for some time, stemming from Manchester City's perceived lack of effort on his birthday, that the Ivory Coast international is unsettled out his current club.

The midfielderhas been with City for five years and won the Premier League title under Mancini in 2012.

"Yaya Toure? He's played in almost every league except for Germany and Italy," the Italian told his club's website on Tuesday.

"If, as seems to be the case, he wants to try Serie A we'll look into the possibility (of signing him) but it won't be easy.

"He's a player with incredible technical ability. I've not come across many like him."

Yaya Toure and Roberto Mancini back in 2012


Toure, who also won the Premier League with City last season, has played for clubs in Belgium, Ukraine, Greece and France but the most productive spell of his career was spent in Spain with Barcelona.

The midfield powerhouse won the Champions League, the FIFA World Club Cup, the UEFA Super Cup, two La Liga titles and one King's Cup crown at the Nou Camp.


Toure was also a pivotal member of the Ivory Coast team that won the African Nations Cup last month.

Addition reporting by Reuters